Fundraisers are run for the benefit of worthwhile groups, so it seems only natural that there should be a sense of responsibility and philanthropy attached to them. More and more these days what is responsible and philanthropic is to save the world we live in by practicing green-living and working.
Your group can come on board with green fundraising by holding a fundraising collection campaign for recyclables such as bottles and cans or printer cartridges (Note: Fundraisers for ink cartridges are not as popular as they used to be. It might be best to team up with a local office supply store for this.). But regardless of what your group is selling or collecting, your campaign can be more environmentally conscious simply by reducing the amount of waste involved.
Marketing and advertising fundraisers often still involve a large amount of paper-based informational resources, such as letters, flyers, brochures, and order forms. While the information given through these items is valuable, a large majority will probably end up in a landfill, muddying the environment and wasting valuable resources. But by incorporating a few (or all) of the following tips, your group can run a much more environmentally friendly campaign.
To-Do List for a More Responsible Fundraising Campaign:
No doubt your group could probably add to this list once you’ve instilled a sense of savings and environmental responsibility into your campaign. Thinking cleaner and greener is a better way to run your fundraiser from an environmental aspect, and often you will find that greener fundraising is better for your fiscal bottom-line as well!